Taliban attack Afghan hotel

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Afghan security forces and civilians are seen at the Spozhmai hotel on Lake Qurgha where security officials say Taliban insurgents have killed nearly two dozen people, most of them civilians, in an attack just north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, June, 22, 2012.  (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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Elite Afghan police backed by NATO forces ended a 12-hour siege on June 22 at a popular lakeside hotel outside Kabul, leaving at least 20 dead after Taliban gunmen stormed the lakeside building, bursting into a party and seizing dozens of hostages. (Reuters)

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